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Rum and Cola Cupcakes

A dessert that mimics a popular cocktail
Rum and Cola Cupcakes
Courtesy of Betty Crocker

This popular cocktail transforms into a delicious cupcake. This recipe combines cola and devil's food cake for the cupcake base while having a rum frosting to mimic the drink.

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Ready in
1 h 20 m
20 m
(prepare time)
1 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


For the cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cups cola carbonated beverage

For the frosting

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 Cup rum
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla


For the cupcakes

Heat oven to 350°F.

Place a paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

In a large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack.

Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

For the frosting


In a medium bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until combined.

Increase speed to medium; gradually beat in rum and vanilla until fluffy.

Pipe or spread frosting on cupcakes.